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Minnesota Ag Department Offering Livestock Grants

The Minnesota Department of Ag is offering $1 million of livestock investment grants to producers making improvements in their operation.  …

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USDA’s June supply and demand report was neutral to bearish on new crop corn ending stock with an increase to…

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NCGA Supports House Farm Only Legislation

Thursday the U.S.House voted 216 to 208 along party lines to approve a farm only farm bill. National Corn Growers…

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Farmers Union Leader Concerned With Split Farm Bill Passing

National Farmers Union is concerned with the heavily partisan vote taken in the House Thursday to approve a farm bill…

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South Dakota Pork President Sees Positives With Smithfield Purchase

A Chinese company’s purchase of Smithfield Foods has received a lot of scrutiny this week.  The Senate Ag Committee held…

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Nebraska Cattle Group Encouraged Committee Looking At Taxes

One of the priorities for the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association is getting state lawmakers to pass property tax relief. Cattlemen’s Legislative…

House Debates Split Farm Bill

House members have been debating the farm bill today, but a version that has been split from the nutrition title. …

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Ag Coalition Wants Smithfield Purchase Stopped

Wednesday, a coalition of 17 ag groups sent a letter to administration officials opposing the sale of Smithfield Foods to…

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Nebraska Dairy Group Hoping For Immigration Bill Passing

Immigration reform legislation has already passed the Senate but is mired down in the House. Nebraska State Dairy Association members…

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R CALF Leader Disappointed At Lawsuit Challenging COOL

  R CALF officials are expressing disappointment with this week’s filing of a lawsuit by eight meat groups challenging USDA’s…

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Weiland Finishes Statewide Tour

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South Dakota democratic Senate candidate Rick Weiland made a stop in Hudson yesterday, making it the final stop in his statewide tour.

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Missing Girls’ Deaths An Accident

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The over forty year old case of two missing Vermillion girls has been closed.

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Fewer Deer Being Donated

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The number of deer donated to an Iowa Department of Natural Resources program that uses the meat to feed the hungry in the state dropped by 15-percent this year.

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“Hush Money” Investigated

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Two top managers in the Iowa Department of Administrative Services testified before legislators for nearly two hours Monday afternoon.

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Heineman Considers Prison Reform Bill

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Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says he hasn't had time to thoroughly consider the prison reform bill sent to him by the legislature, but says Nebraska needs to do whatever it can to avoid building a new prison.